As you’re more than likely aware, the 1992 Olympic 400m semi-final in Barcelona was a moment that defined Derek as a man. His refusal to succumb to a severe hamstring injury saw him stubbornly complete the race in agony with the help of his father.
With a host of fantastic anecdotes from his time as one of the country¹s leading athletes, Derek has inspired countless audiences as a motivational speaker.
With the World Championships in Athletics about to reach their climax in Beijing, Derek was invited to BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire Show on Friday 28th August for a discussion about the current state of track competition.
As the World Athletics Championships starting pistol fires tomorrow, the eyes of the sporting world will turn to Beijing.